Playwriting boot camp

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Have you ever wanted to be the next William Shakespeare or Henrik Ibsen, a two-hour workshop could lead you to the stage.

One of New Zealand's most successful playwrights Roger Hall will be holding an intensive two-hour workshop teaching you almost everything you want to know about playwriting.

“What I describe is not necessarily the way everyone should write a play; it's the way I write plays. And it seems to have worked for 40 years,” says Roger.

He says although primarily for playwrights or would-be playwrights, a lot of what will be covered is useful for fiction writers.

Prolific and successful playwright, Roger Hall has consistently written for the stage, alongside scriptwriting for film and television.

His writing is known for its comedy, political and social purpose, and underlying pathos.

His plays have toured widely and have been performed at international venues.

Roger Hall has been honoured with numerous awards and titles for his contribution to performing arts, including a New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, a Scroll of Honour from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand, and the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

The boot camp is for all ages and will run on October 14 from 10am-12pm at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on 38 Durham Street. Ticket prices are $30 per person, called 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or visit the Ticketek website.

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